MARCH 6, 2018 Fire Update #5 from the ESC.
Dear friend of The Ojai Foundation,
Today marks the official launch of The Ojai Foundation’s new website and our RECOVER & REIMAGINE Campaign, with the goal to raise $600,000 by May 1.
We are asking for YOUR support.
Learn more and visit our new website HERE.
By now, most are aware of the extensive losses The Ojai Foundation (TOF) suffered in the Thomas Fire. (View video above.)
Alongside the ongoing clean-up and recovery process, the Thomas Fire has catalyzed TOF to begin to re-envision the sanctuary and reimagine our future. This Recover & Reimagine phase is a critical step before embarking on Phase 2:Design & Build Anew. We are approaching these changes with care, at a pace slow enough to listen deeply to the land, the voices of the ancestors, and those of the future generations.
What are they calling us to do?
What needs to be let go of, and what needs to be brought forth?
What is most relevant in this rebirth of The Ojai Foundation, given the needs of the world in these times?
Our goal for Phase 1: Recover & Reimagine, is to raise $600,000 by May 1, 2018. These emergency funds will help us complete debris removal and clean-up, restore basic infrastructure, steward the regeneration of the land, and host an ongoing visioning process. Click HERE to view a list of needs and expenses during Phase 1. We are hopeful that our global community will step up and support this recovery effort in this time of immense need and hope for the future.
Thanks to generous pledges from our partners and supporters,
we are already almost halfway to our goal.
And every amount helps.
Please give as generously as you can.
Click HERE to donate.
We know we will rise again, with an inspiring vision, rooted in timeless wisdom – a timely response relevant to the pressing issues of today. We feel the expanded possibility to begin again with strengthened partnerships and a bold and exciting dream in service to this beautiful, sacred Earth.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Your generosity and support make a difference.
Executive Stewardship Circle (ESC)
David Bryan, Brendan Clarke, Shay Sloan, and Laura Whitney